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 After losing their tournament openers due to weak batting performances, South Africa and the West Indies will be hoping for the best. On Saturday, South Africa's under-par 118 for 9 ended a seven-match winning streak that dated back to the previous time they played the West Indies in July. South Africa won the series 3-2 in the decider, which may give them an advantage in this match, especially following the performance of the West Indies in the first game.

Kieron Pollard's side was removed for 55 runs in a lackluster performance that may have made South Africa feel better about their performance. Despite the fact that West Indies' form had been inconsistent leading up to the tournament, the severity and style of their defeat to England were humiliating, a word they have used to describe it. West Indies must rise swiftly, and South Africa will be aware of this. Temba Bavuma's troops will be forced to bear the brunt of an opposition's desire for atonement, which will be met with their own determination to turn things around.

It's too early to panic for either team, but whoever loses will be in a terrible situation, especially with strong subcontinental opposition ahead.

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The center of attention

It's unsurprising that both sides' batting will be scrutinized following their opening match thrashings. With just Chris Gayle, a West Indian, reaching double figures, all of their players have a lot to prove, especially when it comes to shot selection. Six of the top seven West Indian batsmen were removed against England for playing loose, aerial strokes, so some tightening up may be in order. South Africa was less sloppy but was undone by Australia's quicks' precision and velocity. Particularly in these settings, a concentration on footwork would be beneficial.

If any of the batters get going, Keshav Maharaj and Akeal Hosein will have to keep them quiet, setting up a fascinating battle of the containers. Maharaj has become a near-permanent member of South Africa's T20I XI, bowling in both the Powerplay and the vital middle overs. He doesn't give away much and frequently takes up a wicket or two, and he'll try to frustrate the West Indies' big hitters. Hosein was given the new ball against England and did his part to jangle England's nerves with two superb catches and a 2 for 24 return. South Africa is notorious for being wary of spinners, so he may be able to exploit any weaknesses in the line-up.

News from the team

With no middle-order batsmen on the bench, South Africa will struggle to find a replacement for David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen. The only option is to bring in top-order batsman Reeza Hendricks and possibly slide Aiden Markram lower in the order to accommodate him. They may also rethink the seam-bowling allrounder position and decide to go with three quicks instead of one.

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (captain), Aiden Markram (probable). Rassie van der Dussen (no. 4) David Miller, No. 5 Heinrich Klaasen and Reeza Hendricks, No. 6 Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, 

Although West Indies coach Phil Simmons did not go so far as to say he regretted leaving Roston Chase out, he did hint that the offspring bowling-allrounder could be included to help balance the squad. Chase's addition would demand a change at the top of the order, with either Lendl Simmons sitting out and Chris Gayle opening alongside Evin Lewis or Gayle being left out entirely (call Curtly Ambrose).

West Indies: Lendl Simmons (probable), Evin Lewis (probable), Chris Gayle (probable), Shimron Hetmyer (probable), Shimron Hetmyer (probable), Shimron Hetmyer (probable), Shimron Hetmyer ( Pooran, Nicholas, 5 (wk), Kieron Pollard is the sixth player on the list. Andre Russell is number seven. Bravo, Dwayne Ravi Rampaul,

Pitch and environmental factors

Despite the West Indies' collapse on Saturday, the India-Pakistan match demonstrated that there are enough of runs to be had in Dubai if batters put in the effort. It will be hot and humid, as it will be throughout the tournament, with no chance of dew in the early game.